Tom Cruise is crazy. No, not Oprah’s couch crazy, but stunt crazy. Most actors in Hollywood have stuntmen and stuntwomen pull off the majority of the ridiculously dangerous feats that only the physically gifted can perform. Given the danger involved — as well as the need to keep their physiques intact for acting purposes. Given the need that the actors need to be available to, you know, act, it makes sense why most would acquiesce to the needs of the production. But Tom Cruise is not such a man.
The actor famously performs the majority of his own stunts. It does it in many of the key Mission: Impossible films, and it’s no surprise that his supreme work ethic could carry over to the likes of The Mummy. Of course, some work ethic doesn’t come without its repercussions. If we’re to believe anything from the above video, it sounds like he’s rubbed off on a number of his own cast members as well.
As revealed in the new video from Syfy Wire, The Mummy (surprise) has a great deal of stunts. As mentioned above, Cruise is well known for executing said stunts himself, and in the video, other actors have expressed Cruise’s attention to details as infectious.
“I just found out I’ll be running on a building that collapses,” actor Jake Johnson said in the video. “I say to Tom, ‘Let’s pull the plug on this one, my dude. Let’s bail out.’ Then there’s going to be that adrenaline rush, and you’re gonna love it, and then you’re gonna be like, ‘Oh, let’s go again, let’s go again!’”
It sounds to us like Cruise is having quite the bad influence on his peers. Admittedly, it’s unclear if Cruise’s influence really led to his co-stars actually doing MORE stunts than they actually would have done without him, but the video certainly makes it seem that way.
The Mummy hits theaters on June 9, 2017.
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SOURCE: Syfy Wire